Our emotional struggles reflect far more than our battle with people and events; they reveal our deepest questions about God. Anger asks: Is God just or will He let the wicked win? Fear asks: Can I trust God to protect me from harm? Jealousy asks: Is God good or will He leave me empty and bless others? Despair asks: Will God leave me isolated and alone? Contempt asks: Does God love me or will He turn away in disgust? Shame asks: Does God love me or will He hate me if He sees me as I really am?
James Wilhoit, Spiritual Formation as if the Church Mattered, p. 65
Adapted from The Cry of the Soul by Dan B. Allender and Tremper Longman III